Mike grew up in Atwood, Illinois and earned an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.
Mike started in the insurance business in a multiple lines agency in 1984 and worked primarily with business and professional liability coverage. He also developed the group benefits business department at the agency. In 1996, he founded Integrated Benefits Group. The company specializes in group benefits plans and cost efficiencies for small firms.
In 2003, Mike founded Physician Advocates Group. PAG has been dedicated to serving the needs of physicians in all areas of professional risk. Mike has used his extensive experience in Risk Management to develop better risk profiles for all the practices he works with.
Mike and his wife, Judy, live in Champaign. His son, Matt, is an ER physician in Madison, Wisconsin. In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing and traveling.